The Indianapolis-based insurer has been applying IBM’s Watson technology to address issues that prevent providers from implementing. WellPoint plans to use IBM’s Watson technology to speed up health care diagnosis, claims processing and ultimately disrupt the market. Patients of the WellPoint health insurance companies may soon get their diagnostic and treatment advice from Watson, the IBM computer system. Watson .
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For more information, please visit www. For example, we envision that new applications will allow physicians to use Watson to consult patient medical histories, recent test results, recommended treatment protocols and the latest research findings loaded into Watson to discuss the best and most effective courses of treatment with their patients. It could even be used to direct patients to the physician in their area with the best success in treating a particular illness.
So we actually view this as probably one of the most unique disruptors coming into our business, we’re very excited about our partnership with IBM.
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Go into the data more. In recent years, few areas have advanced as rapidly as health care. It is also expected to streamline communication between a patient’s physician and their health plan, helping to improve efficiency in clinical review of complex cases.
But the goal is how do we get this technology into the hands of the providers? For physicians, incorporating hundreds of thousands of articles into watsn and applying them to patient care is a significant challenge.
You may unsubscribe from these newsletters at any time. Depending on the progress of the development efforts, WellPoint anticipates employing Watson technology in earlyworking with select physician groups in clinical pilots.
Earlier this year, Watson competed and won against two of the most celebrated players ever to appear on Jeopardy!. Watson may help physicians identify treatment options that balance the interactions of various drugs and narrow among a large group of treatment choices, enabling physicians to quickly select the more effective treatment plans for their patients.
Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond our control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those watxon in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements. Follow Watson on Facebook: Using this extraordinary capability WellPoint is expected to enable Watson to allow physicians to easily coordinate medical data programmed into Watson welllpoint specified patient factors, to help identify the most likely diagnosis and treatment options in complex cases.
It could even be used to direct patients to the physician in their area with the best success in treating a particular illness.
And what we’re looking forward to do is we’re going to start piloting this program, is to start to feed it, start to feed it our claims data, start to work with physicians on how we feed their intellectual knowledge, what they’re learning, what the outcomes are.
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About IBM For more information, please visit www. Watson’s ability to analyze the meaning and context of human language, and quickly process vast amounts of information to suggest options targeted to a patient’s circumstances, can assist decision makers, such as physicians and nurses, in identifying the most likely diagnosis and treatment options for their patients. Using this extraordinary capability WellPoint is expected to enable Watson to allow physicians to easily coordinate medical data programmed into Watson with specified patient factors to help identify the most likely diagnosis and treatment options in complex cases.
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This may take a second or two. Because Watson will never be a doctor, but it sure in the heck can help doctors do their job a lot better and more efficiently. And again, what it will do is it will allow doctors to understand that I didn’t think about that, why is that the case.
Watson can sift through an equivalent of about 1 million books or roughly million pages of data, and analyze this information and provide precise responses in less than three seconds.
For physicians, incorporating hundreds of thousands of articles into practice and applying them to patient care is a significant challenge. WellPoint works to simplify the connection between Health, Care and Value.